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The Subaru BRZ Prologue from the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Subaru BRZ Prologue makes its debut in Frankfurt - sort of

Leading up to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Subaru announced that we would get our first good look at their joint venture with Toyota, named the Subaru BRZ Prologue and while the company made good on offering a closer look at the new rear wheel drive sports car, we still don’t know what the Subaru version will look like.
The Toyota FT-86ii Concept

The Toyota FT-86ii Concept shows up at Frankfurt with little change

Earlier this month, Toyota offered a teaser video of their FT-86ii sports car ending with a mention of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show leading many to believe that we would see something new on the Toyota version of the joint venture with Subaru but as the show has come, what we have is the same FT-86ii that we have seen at past auto shows – except it’s orange.
The Lancia Flavia Cabriolet

The Chrysler 200 makes its Lancia Flavia debut in Frankfurt

The newest joint venture between the American Chrysler Group and Fiat was introduced at this week’s 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show as the Chrysler 200 Convertible turned Lancia Flavia Cabriolet was introduced in production form as expected – although the sedan version of the 200 will not be making the trip across the pond as a Lancia model.
COMTRANS Moscow Auto Show 2011

Volvo, Mercedes-Benz Fully Present at Comtrans Auto Show in Moscow

While the attention of the car industry is on the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show a special auto show, called Comtrans, kicked off in Russian capital Moscow yesterday displaying commercial vehicles. Major truck and commercial vehicle makers of the worlds are at COMTRANS displaying their entire lines and here is why it makes perfect sense.

Production of the Fisker Sunset Convertible confirmed in Frankfurt

Many expected that the new Fisker Surf shooting brake would be the big Frankfurt Motor Show news from the US-based automaker but we have also learned that when the Surf hits the streets in 2013, it will be joined by the Fisker Sunset – a convertible based on the architecture of the Fisker Karma sedan currently amidst production.

Volkswagen recalls 2011-2012 Jetta sedans for excessively long tailpipes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of select 2011 and 2012 Volkswagen Jetta models over a concern about the tailpipe extension being too long – increasing the risk of burns to passers-by when the car is parked after being driven.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Lamborghini confirms Sesto Elemento production in Frankfurt

The first big news from Lamborghini came last evening when the company at the Frankfurt Auto Show unveiled the Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale and today, company CEO Stephan Winkelmann announced that the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento will go into production with the first carbon hypercars reaching consumers in early 2013.
2012 Ford Focus ST

The production form of the 2012 Ford Focus ST debuts in Frankfurt

When the 2012 Ford Focus ST hits the streets in 40 markets around the world, it will be the first time that Ford has offered a performance car on a global level (in similar form) and today as the world prepares for the 2012 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford unveiled the production version of the new high performance focus 5-door hatchback.
2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Full coverage of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show officially opens on September 13th but with information trickling out from automakers around the world for months, this year’s Frankfurt show promises to bring a plethora of new model debuts to the global automotive industry – including names like the Lancia Stratos, the Ford Focus ST in production form, the new European Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and the twin rear wheel drive sports coupes from Subaru and Toyota.

The Mercedes Benz F125! Concept unveiled ahead of Frankfurt

Mercedes Benz hasn’t had much to say about what they are planning to unveil this week at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show but thanks to the Italian site Omni Autos, we have a look at the new Mercedes Benz F125! Concept that is expected to make its debut later this week in Frankfurt – with the German automaker is calling on a high tech powertrain and their distinctive gullwing door style.

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